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The Crocheter's Companion (The Companion series) Paperback – September 1, 2002


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 112 pages
  • Publisher: Interweave (September 1, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1931499136
  • ISBN-13: 978-1931499132
  • Product Dimensions: 7.1 x 0.8 x 5.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,003,168 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"An excellent reference... Anyone interested in having instructions for traditional crochet methods at one's fingertips would benefit from this book." - Shuttle Spindle & Dyepot

About the Author

Nancy Brown is a knit and crochet designer who has published patterns in McCall's Needlework, Crochet Fantasy, and American School of Needlework (ASN) Publishing. She is a representative of the Crochet Guild of America. She lives on Kitsap Peninsula, Washington.


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Customer Reviews

I HIGHLY recommend it to any crocheter of any level.
k4runner_1
This book is small and spiral, so you can carry it with you if you're working on an unfamiliar project and then flip to the page you need as a reference.
Trish
Easy to understand, straight to the point, good graphics.
Patricia F

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

122 of 124 people found the following review helpful By Sheri Smith on December 3, 2002
Format: Paperback
I have crocheted all my life. Until I received this book, I never ventured further than the basic stitches or trims. With it's clear illustrations and easy to follow instructions, I've been able to venture further than my normal "basic" crochet and become creative. I now combine it in many of my pieces: both in sewing and knitting, and even got brave and crocheted my first full vest. The book features finishing techniques and instructions for multi-color crochet, filet crochet, Irish Crochet, Bead crochet, motifs, granny squares, tassels, trims and edgings just to name a few. The sections on definitions and symbols are beautifully done. And there is a wonderful chart on comparative hook sizes in US, UK and metric sizes. The book explains yarn sizes and substitutions in an easy to understand manner, as well. There are also many Hints & Tips scattered throughout the book that help add lots of *inspiration*. In my humble opinion, this 6th book in the Companion series is one any fiber worker should not be without. And it's a great size to pop into your bag and take along with your project.
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36 of 37 people found the following review helpful By Dianne Foster HALL OF FAME on January 17, 2005
Format: Paperback
Although this jam-packed little volume is small enough to slip in your knitting/crochet basket, it holds enough information to rival larger books. Practical tools and suggestions fill the book as well as illustrations that are easy to understand (for me and I've been crocheting a long time). In case you forget the difference between the double crochet and the half-double crochet, the book includes example of those and other basic stitches as well as more ornate procedures such as making a popcorn stitch. One set of pages covers making Granny squares including `Granny square triangles' and other forms of the popular pattern. The book is printed in black and white and may not appeal to those who are color dependent. The pages are heavy with clear plastic surfaces which makes them easy to clean and long wearing, but hard to flip through if you are looking for something specific. I find THE CROCHETER'S COMPANION useful for travel, but have better books for home use.
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40 of 42 people found the following review helpful By Trish VINE VOICE on December 5, 2003
Format: Paperback
This book is so very useful. It has many different techniques such as buttonhole making, bead crochet, blocking, and making gauge swatches. All of the basic stiches are included such as single crochet as are more decorative techniques like making braids, edgings, or cords.
This book is small and spiral, so you can carry it with you if you're working on an unfamiliar project and then flip to the page you need as a reference.
You'll use this book.
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Andrea M. Renner on December 29, 2004
Format: Paperback
I purchased this neat little guide when I was first learning crochet. Very convenient little book! No messing with those big books trying to keep the page open, holding your yarn etc.. etc.. I recommend getting this guide.. great for travelers~!
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Maria (Vzla) on October 10, 2005
Format: Paperback
good companion. like the clear graphics and explanations to do things the right way when you are a begginer. do not like the fold page of the book, but just a minor thing.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By T. Lazaridou on July 11, 2007
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Small and easy to use. Have all the basic and most of the advanced techniques and much more (finishing, decorative, motifs, afghan/Tunisian, Irish, filet, hints etc). The only disadvantage is that the illustrations are drawn and in black and white; I believe colorful photos would be much easier to understand at least for advanced and decorative techniques, and also for motifs. Other than that the book is a good reference and because of the size you can carry it anywhere.
I wouldn't suggest this book for learning crochet but it's a useful tool for beginner as a reference for stitches and troubleshooting.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful By BLH on January 20, 2010
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Like the others in this series, the content is great. However, unlike those others, the cover is _very_ flimsy -- barely thicker than the pages it is supposed to protect. Call me silly, by I like my reference book covers to be sturdy. I received the Knitter's Companion at the same time, for the same price, and its cover is a nice, thick book board, that will stand up to the use it will receive.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By k4runner_1 on April 8, 2013
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This book was worth the wait. It was shipped to an old address. It gives the crocheter guidance and information from beginning to intermediate crocheting. There is information in this book that is totally new to me. I've been doing this for more than 48 years. I can't wait to experiment. Let me not forget the bold, colored graphics, ease to read and understand, and of course step-by-step directions. It shows you how to follow gauges and patterns plus more. The price ($11.00) is decent. This little book fits into a workbag to carry along to complete projects. I HIGHLY recommend it to any crocheter of any level. Happy crafting!
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